Our first group meeting will be held this Wednesday (September 14th), from 8:15  to 9:30 a.m., in the Fremont Ross High School Library.
This will be our introductory meeting, where you will have the opportunity to meet this year’s STRIVE students, other mentors, and school personnel who are so very helpful to this program.  In addition to introductions, we will be discussing ACT testing and Career Exploration.  If you cannot attend the entire session, please plan to attend any portion of it.  A delicious Continental Breakfast will be served!
For those of you who are new to STRIVE, attached is last year’s newsletter.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the program.
Cheryl Cotter & Traci McCaudy
Rotary STRIVE Committee Co-Chair
STRIVE is a program where a Rotary Club works with a high school for the purpose of motivating students to improve their school performance during their senior year.  The major aspect of the program is that it is Student Driven and only facilitated by Rotarians.  This program is FUN, INTERACTIVE, and can involve each and every Rotarian!
What does STRIVE stand for...
STRIVE stands for, ‘Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education’. STRIVE was active in District 6600 for several year prior to this statement being used as a descriptor to the program. PDG Zane Zourisseau (Amherst Rotary Club) happened across a Sept. 2000 newspaper article using this STRIVE descriptor in Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan).
What is the focus of STRIVE...
Since STRIVE is voluntary program, the student and the parent(s) are asked to sign a commitment form. Once the enrolled in the STRIVE program, the students are encouraged to improve their:
- Attendance
- Attitude
- Participation